George Richard       Photo: Knud Riis     Updated: 01 FEB 2019

Airman: a014022.htm Surname: Richard Init: G Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 57

P_link: p072.htm Plane: WEL Z1564 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Off Fanø

Crash_d: d080542 Buried_d: b120542 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 11. 7

Den 8. maj 1942 styrtede WEL Z1564 ned ved Nordby Havn på Fanø (omkring her) under en minelægningsoperation til Pumpkin (græskar) i Storebælt. (Kilde: Kortet Flystyrt ved Esbjerg
af Torben Thorsen og Morten S. Jensen)
(Kilde: p072MACR - se også Minelægningsområder
og Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron.) Hele besætningen omkom.

D. Percival, G. Richard og M. Prescott blev fundet nær flyvraget og taget til Esbjerg af tysk marine.
J. Collie blev fundet drevet i land på Fanø. De blev begravet i Esbjerg den 12. maj 1942.
(Kilde: AOD)

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) George Richard, 25 år, var søn af George og
Mary Richard, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC5 flyvere.

On 8 May 1942 WEL Z1564 crashed at Nordby Harbour, Fanø (about here) on a minelaying
operation to Pumpkin in the Great Belt. (Source: The map Air Crashes at Esbjerg by Torben Thorsen
and Morten S. Jensen) (Source: p072MACR - see also Minelaying areas and
Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron.) All of the crew perished.

D. Percival, G. Richard and M. Prescott were found near the wreckage of the plane.
They were taken to Esbjerg by the German Navy.
J. Collie was found drifted ashore on Fanø. They were buried in Esbjerg on 12 May 1942.
(Source: AOD)

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) George Richard, 25, was the son of George and
Mary Richard, of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
An' he hae found his God here in the stranger's land as in his ain countrie

See No. 57 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia57 & 630 Squadron Association * Wellington.
Wellington III Z1564 DX- took off from RAF Feltwell at 22.10 hrs on 07 MAY 1942.
(Source:
Aircrew Remembered has this.)  5 airmen.